Latest Joe Sakic News

Byram gets first NHL goal, Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2

Oct. 14, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The veteran defenseman got Colorado started, the 20-year-old rookie chipped in with a milestone goal and the Avalanche began their Stanley Cup quest with a victory. Bowen Byram, Colorado’s youngest player at 20 years, 4 months, scored his first NHL goal...

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon to miss opener with COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnon’s...

Fighting spirit: Cup-favorite Avs to raise physical presence

Sep. 29, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche added some more punch to their roster by basically bringing in a 6-foot-5 bodyguard. Among the duties of defenseman Kurtis MacDermid — have the backs of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar and any of their other...

Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Jul. 28, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future. The Golden Knights traded Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael Hakkarainen...

Grubauer, Hamilton among top names entering NHL free agency

Jul. 28, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

The stars available at the top end of the NHL free agent market should make things interesting Wednesday afternoon. And scratch Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog off the list, after the Avalanche captain signed an eight-year, $56 million contract late Tuesday night. ...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

Jul. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

A familiar bearded face is going back to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' longest tenured player is off to Philadelphia. The player the Flyers got back? Well, Cam Atkinson is already in love with Philly’s favorite, familiar orange-bearded face. The...